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kickinit
07-24-2013, 04:07 PM
I had no idea it is illegal to anchor below a bridge. This link provides more information in case you wanna check it out.

Homeland Security Boating Rules | Marine Fuel (http://marinefuel.com/boating-homeland-security-rules-you-need-to-know/)

BIG_ONE
07-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Yes you are not allowed to anchor directly under a bridge. I've personally seen a USCG Patrol Vessel boarded a fishing boat in Rio Vista for anchoring under the bridge with the machine gun drawn and surrounded by a Warden and a Sheriff patrol boat. All happened shortly after a USCG chopper making circles around the bridge. It's just something that they are very cautious about in-case of any attacks that may happen. Which is why you don't ever see anyone anchor under a bridge...because you're not suppose to and will draw a lot of attentions for security reasons.

The regulation regarding anchoring under a bridge is here in the USCG Boating Regulation - Page 82

Federal Requirements (http://www.uscgboating.org/fedreqs/default.html)

Bainter1212
07-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Funny - paddled to Mccovey cove on Sunday and had to paddle around a couple of .gov ships. Sign on the far side of the dock said "keep away 100 ft min". Didn't see it til I rounded the corner and I was a LOT closer than 100 feet.

No black helicopters or SWAT teams though.

BIG_ONE
07-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Funny - paddled to Mccovey cove on Sunday and had to paddle around a couple of .gov ships. Sign on the far side of the dock said "keep away 100 ft min". Didn't see it til I rounded the corner and I was a LOT closer than 100 feet.

No black helicopters or SWAT teams though.

One of those days...they only locked down on their security lookout when something happens. After a while, it's not really enforced unless something is seriously just look down right weird.